Project DescriptionDescription: Pencil, watercolour and body colour, heightened with gum arabic on paper, 34.3 x 27 cm. Inscribed 'The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad the Sailor.' (lower left, in the margin); Inscribed '-one of the largest of them put his trunk round the root of/ the tree, and pulled so strong that he plucked it up/ and threw it on the ground;-' (lower right, in the margin)
Catalogue note: Born in London, and tutored by his uncle who encouraged Detmold’s artistic talent. Together with his twin brother, Detmold first exhibited at the young age of thirteen at the Royal Academy and issued a portfolio of etchings in 1898. By the age of twenty, the brothers had produced another portfolio of watercolours, based on Kipling’s Jungle Book. In 1908 his brother committed suicide and it was not until 1910 that the next Detmold print was published. Much of his work, but not all, is centred on animals and many were used as book illustrations.
Provenance: Acquired from Christie’s, Sale 15506, Lot 76, Invoice no. DB18012519. Mrs N.E.M. Joy (sister of the artist); Christie's, London, 25 April 1978, lot 222
Catalogue no.: 2018P0084-EJD